Below are the holidays for Evenwood C of E Primary School which include the days the school will be closed for staff professional development.
|Holiday||Closing Date||Date Re-opens for Teaching Purposes|
|Summer 2021||Friday 16th July 2021||Monday 6th September 2021|
|Autumn Half Term 2021||Friday 22nd October 2021||Tuesday 2nd November 2021|
|Christmas 2021||Friday 17th December 2021||Thursday 6th January 2022|
|Spring Half Term 2022||Friday 18th February 2022||Monday 28th February 2022|
|Easter 2022||Friday 8th April 2022||Monday 25th April 2022|
|May Day 2022||Friday 29th April 2022||Tuesday 3rd May 2022|
|Summer Half Term 2022||Friday 27th May 2022||Tuesday 7th June 2022|
|Summer 2022||Thursday 21st July 2022||Wednesday 7th September 2022|
or alternatively visit the Durham County Council website to view school holidays dates for this academic year and next year for all community schools, special schools and voluntary controlled schools. Please note that voluntary aided (church) schools, foundation schools and academies may have set different dates and you should check with the school or academy to confirm their arrangements or view the PDF for schools not following the standard term and holiday dates.
Staff PD Days 2021 – 2022
- Wednesday 1st September 2021
- Monday 1st November 2021
- Tuesday 4th January 2022
- Wednesday 5th January 2022
- Thursday 21st July 2022
Staff PD Days 2020-2021
- Monday 1st September 2020
- Friday 18th December 2020
- Monday 4th January 2021
- Monday 19th July 2021
- Tuesday 20th July 2021
School Holidays During Term Time
The Government has amended regulations for taking holidays in term time and these new regulations come into effect from September 2013. Head Teachers are not able to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Where leave is granted, Head Teachers must decide the number of school days a child can be away from school.
If you wish to make an application for your child’s term time leave of absence, you must fill out an application form, which can be requested from school reception. The application form asks you to outline the reasons why you feel your application for leave of absence during term time should be regarded as ‘exceptional.’ Following the submission of your application, you will be notified as soon as possible of the School’s decision.
Parents / carers should be aware that if you take leave of absence during term time without making a prior application to the school, or if you make an application but your requested leave of absence is not authorised and still take the child out of school, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised. Similarly, if you keep your child away from school for longer than agreed / authorised, the excess absence will be recorded as unauthorised.
Head teachers have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in exceptional circumstances. If a head teacher grants a leave request, it will be for them to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. This leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday.
Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.
Message From Our Local Authority
Message from the Corporate Director of Children and Adults Services
Durham County Council is committed to maximising the potential of every child in County Durham. I know that you too want the very best for your child. Good, consistent attendance at school is crucial to give your child the best chance of success. We need your support in ensuring that holidays are not taken in school time so that your child has the very best opportunity to succeed. For further advice please contact your child’s school.
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